Saturday, January 26, 2013

Review: SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi

Blurb: Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war– and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior. (taken from Goodreads)

Let me just start by saying, I LOVED this book! So many feels!

I finished this book within a matter of hours. Once I started, I just could not put it down.
Tahereh Mafi has a brilliant gift when it comes to storytelling. She pulls you in and doesn't let you go.

The story is unlike anything I have read before. Most books start out slowly, and pick up the pace as the pages go by. With SHATTER ME, it started high and stayed there. Romance, intrigue, suspense, mystery....this book has it all and more.
 I cannot say enough good things about it. Just please, read it. You will not be disappointed.
And look for book #2, UNRAVEL ME, being released February 5, 2013!

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